Bike rallies prohibited 72 hours before voting: Election Commission

As ‘anti social elements’ use motor bikes for intimidating voters, the Election Commission on Monday pit a ban on such rallies 72 hours before the polling and on the polling day in all elections going constituency.

The EC, in a written notice addressed to all election bound states West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, kerala, Assam and Puducherry, has pointed out that it was brought to its notice that ” in some places bikes are used by anti social elements to intimidate the voters before the poll day or on the poll day.”

The Election Commission said, ” After considering the report, the commission has decided that bike rallies will not be allowed at any place 72 hours before date of poll or on the poll day in all poll going constituencies.”

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